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Insound review
08.04.14

Boozoo Bajou get better and better. It’s now more than 12 years since the duo of Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth first put out a record, and 16 since their project began - and...

Punk News review
01.04.14

It's that time again. Another fearless moment in the world of pop-punk. Time to hold no punches. Time to unleash the fury. That banter aside, it's a given that these Punk Goes...

The Quietus review
20.11.13

Cast your mind back to November 1997. British subjects were mourning a dead princess they had never really known. Many clung to the hope of a bright new future under the recently...

Afro Monk review
17.11.13

KOAN Sound & Asa's new release demonstrates positive collaboration and evolution of sound at its finest. This release is inspired and from the heart and is sure to evoke emotion...

NME review
11.11.13

Remixer Andre Allen Anjos is the brains behind ‘Don’t Talk To’, providing a synthy thread running throughout

Under The Radar review
08.11.13

Never a man to play things by the book, dream-pop iconoclast Sébastien Tellier has created a sixth album that is an almost entirely instrumental affair. More

Clash review
22.11.13

A captivating experience…

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.13

Morning friends. From earlier this week: the interesting, mostly instrumental new album by singer-songwriter Sébastien Tellier. Read this review and enjoy! (Version for GB and IE...

The Quietus review
05.11.13

Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now is adapted from a young adult fantasy novel by an American writer, but not many films this year will give a more insightful picture of the...

NME review
11.11.13

Kevin Macdonald’s film How I Live Now is about the countryside, teenage love and the onset of nuclear war, demanding music that's innocent and wondrous. Jon Hopkins achieves just...

AudioCred review
15.10.13

Here’s the latest from ambient artist/graphic designer, Tycho.  It is a guitar based instrumental track, that develops from xx style minimalism to introspective pop.  There’s a...

XLR8R review
01.04.14

Man, how cool is Scott Hansen? Not only is he pretty much the raddest graphic designer ever, but he makes super, super chill music, too—literally! Listening to Tycho is like...

The Quietus review
26.03.14

Have you ever wondered what a Boards Of Canada remix of U2 would sound like? The Edge laying down some of his finest chiming, delay-heavy licks over a track by the Sandison bros...

The Line of Best Fit review
20.03.14

San Francisco producer strikes a perfect balance of being memorable and addictive without being cloying or laboured.

Spotinews recomendation
20.03.14

Howdy. The solid new Tycho album was recently added to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Tycho – AwakeFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Afro Monk review
19.03.14

Isn’t it all about music that makes you feel alive? Music that evokes cognizance, music that invigorates you, music that immediately fills in any cracks in your spirit? Tycho has...

NME review
17.03.14

Scott Hansen hits the snooze button on his laidback fourth album

Clash review
26.09.13

Guilty of a lack of songwriting inspiration…

Under The Radar review
02.10.13

Over the course of 11 albums, Moby has donned many different musical personas, from techno button-pusher to punk rocker to sound designer and a whole host of others besides. On...

Clash review
19.09.13

Offers up the wiles and wisdom of a neighbourhood good guy...

Resident Advisor review
27.09.13

It's fair to say that George Evelyn has earned the right to be feelin' good. After helping define the early days of Warp with his experimental bleep techno, the one constant...

NME review
16.09.13

There's plenty to fall in love with on Younghusband's debut album

Under The Radar review
14.10.13

They might hail from Watford, a smallish town near London whose musical output is pretty much limited to The Spice Girls' Geri Halliwell and an unlikely number of successful mid...

The Quietus review
18.09.13

If you are looking for the perfect album to soundtrack the abrupt transition from summer to autumn, Younghusband have made it. Dromes is the ideal aural accompaniment to getting...

Spotinews recomendation
10.09.13

Hello friends. From a very recent Spotify update comes the delicate new album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini. Enjoy! Emilíana Torrini – Tookah Filed under: 2013...

Clash review
13.09.13

Something magical and mystical...

The Pier review
19.08.13

Hawai’i ’13 is exactly what you’d expect from The Green—killer vocals, strong songwriting and quality production. Hawai’i ’13 begins and ends with a chant. The listener is...

AudioCred review
13.08.13

London-based Producer Jon Hopkins has redone a track from his album released earlier this year, Immunity adding Purity Ring’s Megan James’ vocal talent.  James retains her...

TapeFear recommendation
19.08.13

An incredible electronic collaboration between Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring. I've had it on repeat for days.

Resident Advisor review
08.08.13

Deep house is a description so overused in dance music that it has become almost meaningless. But how else would you define the output of Tuscany's Bosconi Records (our latest...

Clash review
30.07.13

A mystical fantasyland into which the listener can dive...

The Quietus review
05.09.13

Chillwave is fast becoming the 21st-century equivalent of shoegaze – a genre that was briefly ball-achingly cool before becoming maligned almost overnight with a load of divergent...

AudioCred review
16.08.13

As summer begins to wind down, there are still many highly-anticipated releases waiting in the queue (Earl Sweatshirt! Franz Ferdinand! No Age!). Undoubtedly, Washed Out’s...

NME review
15.08.13

Ernest Greene decides to stand and die by the chillwave fort as the entire genre collapses around him

Under The Radar review
12.08.13

The biggest surprise about Washed Out's 2011 debut was just how warm it felt. Buried amongst a clamour of too-cool-for-school hypnagogic popstrels Within and Without was a snug...

Spotinews recomendation
12.08.13

Morning friends. The new album by Washed Out is a keeper. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) (Note: It looks lite this album hasn’t yet been added for Italian...

Insound review
23.07.13

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Benny Sings began making hip-hop beats and at some point just started singing to them. After sending around his demo, he received a lot of...

Resident Advisor review
12.07.13

The late Martin Dawson was something of a house music super-producer, someone who could bring the best out of other artists, from Glimpse to Catz & Dogz to Jay Shepheard, all the...

Resident Advisor review
28.06.13

Since its inception in 2007, Token has released music by a small, loyal cast of producers. Inigo Kennedy and Ø [Phase] are its main flag-bearers, having released most (or, in the...

XLR8R review
26.06.13

The Chicago-based production duo of Brandon Boom and Jeremiah Chrome has been busy in the past 12 months. In addition to releasing the Sense Net EP through Mishka in the middle of...

AudioCred review
08.07.13

Contact is an album of dance music that ma be more suited for a physics lab than it is for a club. The satellite cover photo for Contact is evocative of the Carl Sagan novel of...

Spin review
27.06.13

Chi-Town dance-floor retro-futurists honor their forebears by not aping them

Selectify review
08.06.13

Seems like nobody can stop him right now. Deep house and steppy beats, perfectly timed for this slice of summer that is hitting the UK right now.

The Line of Best Fit review
31.05.13

The record is an absolute trip: a movable feast pressed to 12 inches of microgroove.

Under The Radar review
09.07.13

Jon Hopkins knows how to get what he wants. Throughout his career, the English producer has crossed creative swords with a plethora of underground heroes, including David Holmes...

NME review
18.06.13

As good for coming down as it is for coming up

Resident Advisor review
07.06.13

There's much to be said for quickfire production. Todd Terry once made an entire album in a day, and with modern production software it's perfectly possible to turn a morning...

TapeFear recommendation
06.06.13

A blinding new album from electronic artist Jon Hopkins.

XLR8R review
04.06.13

It has been over four years since Jon Hopkins' Insides was released, and from the opening moments of Immunity, it's easy to hear why. Hopkins is from a school of production that...

Spotinews recomendation
04.06.13

Howdy. From a very, very recent Spotify update: the new album by Jon Hopkins. Genre: electronic. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! Jon Hopkins – Immunity Filed under: 2013...

Clash review
02.06.13

His most dance-focused set yet...

The Quietus review
02.06.13

After his recent collaborations with Brian Eno and King Creosote (on the Mercury-nominated 2011 album Diamond Mine), you could be forgiven for approaching Immunity, Jon Hopkins's...

AudioCred review
25.05.13

OMG NEW BOARDS! And they haven’t lost their edge one bit. Seamlessly shifting between ambient, post-rock, and glitch electronica, “Reach For The Dead” is an amazing herald of...

The Pier review
20.05.13

If I use a handful of words to describe La Si Dah, they are “diverse,” “personal” and “catchy-as-hell!” The record features three instrumental tracks, two covers and a diverse mix...

Insound review
16.05.13

Ben Benjamin is a new solo endeavor brought to life by Ghostly veteran Ben Mullins, founding member of Midwest Product and Postprior. His first album, The Many Moods of Ben...

Clash review
03.05.13

Brilliant Big Dada compilation with space for talents old and new...

Resident Advisor review
09.05.13

Since day one (or close to it), grime has been dogged with a reputation for being unsafe, unstable or inconsistent. According to critics, it's been on the cusp of resurfacing for...

Selectify review
08.05.13

A fresh and well selected snapshot of Grime in 2013, 10 years on.

Selectify review
01.05.13

Latest comp from Hospital Records’ forward thinking and less mainstream D&B offshoot.

Insound review
30.04.13

J. Anthony, G. Darden and R. Donne (Labradford, Spokane, ex-Aix Em Klemm) journey through simmering electronic, wide-screen vistas to seismic, swelling and undulating soundscapes...

The Quietus review
29.05.13

If innovation was the defining criterion of how to judge music, drone would long ago have been confined to the footnote of sonic history. After all, aside from a few surprises...

Resident Advisor review
17.04.13

In 2013, what separates UK bass from house music? Mark Gurney's 2nd Drop Records has historically been a harbinger for the former, hosting early records from Ramadanman, DjRum and...